Every phone comes with its own selection of ringtones that you can use as notifications for a call, a text message, or an alarm. Sometimes the ones already in your phone just don't cut it, though, and you want to hear something a little different. You can go online and find ringtones of your favorite songs, your favorite movie quotes, and more, to fully customize your phone. The steps to do this are easy.
1. Find a ringtones website. If you're not sure where to look, try Myxer and Funtonia, both very popular ringtone sites. You can also type "free Verizon ringtones" into your Internet search engine and get a bunch of options. If you're searching, make sure you include "Verizon" in your search. That way you know you'll be getting websites that offer ringtones for your phone.
2. Once on the website, you can select the music genre for the song you want, such as "90s," "Classic Rock," or "Theme Songs." You can also search for a specific song name or artist. If you're not sure exactly what songs you want, most websites will show you a list of their most popular ringtones. You can browse through that list and see if you see anything you like.
3. If you want a movie quote, a silly message, or a funny sound, look for genres like "Voice," "Movies," "Funny" or "Other." There are plenty of funny voice messages created just for cell phones. One popular one is the sound of a man yelling, "Help! I'm trapped in a cell phone! Let me out!"
4. As you browse, preview any of the ringtones to make sure they're the ones you want, especially if it's a funny one you've never heard before.
5. Once you've made your selection, click "Purchase" or "Download" to get the ringtone. Make sure it says it's a free ringtone. Sometimes free and purchasable ringtones show up on the same site. Make sure you confirm which one this is, but if you don't see a price for it anywhere, you're good to go.
6. Type in your phone number when they ask you. They may also ask you for information about your carrier so they know they're sending it to an eligible phone.
7. Once they have all your information and you've submitted the order, check your phone. You will receive a media message via text with your ringtone in it. Note that if you have a phone plan that charges a fee to send or receive media messages, you will be charged that fee for this ringtone, even if downloading it from the website was free. If, however, you have unlimited texting and media messages at no cost, you won't be charged anything.
8. Save the ringtone to your phone. It will then be available in the same folder as your other ringtones, and you can use it however you want.
Not sure what ringtones you want to get? Here are just a few of the most popular ones available for Verizon Wireless:
- "Heart Attack" by Demi Lovato
- "Downtown" by Lady Antebellum
- "Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)" by Kendrick Lamar
- "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark" by Fall Out Boy
- "Sure Be Cool If You Did" by Blake Shelton